Unit Code & NameBA9743B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible
DescriptionThis unit explores major theological themes in the Old Testament and their development over time. The approaches taken by significant scholars in the field will be investigated with a view to understanding the contribution of Old Testament theologies to contemporary Christian understanding.
FieldB - Biblical Studies
DisciplineBA - Old Testament
PrerequisitesInterpreting the Hebrew Bible, or postgraduate foundational equivalent
Learning ActivitiesEmploying both inductive and deductive approaches, the learning in this unit may include structured learning activities, lectures, guided readings, group work, online learning, video conferencing.
AssessmentsOne 2,000 word critical review - 30%
One 3,500 word essay - 50%
One 1,500 word summative reflection - 20%
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of Old Testament theological themes within the cultural, historical and literary contexts in which they originated.
2. Interpret the multiple and at times conflicting strands of thinking that constitute Old Testament theological themes over time.
3. Evaluate scholarly interpretative approaches to Old Testament themes.
4. Develop a framework for evaluating the ongoing relevancy of Old Testament theological traditions.
5. Identify the interrelatedness of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
6. Articulate how Old Testament theological themes can contribute to the proclamation of the Church.